In Memoriam: Ronald Reagan & Ray Charles
Two great men died this week. Each changed the world and left it a better place for his being here, although in drastically different ways. Unfortunately, I don't have the time at the moment to write a nice bio of each as I usually do for these posts.
In the case of the first, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, I can't add much that hasn't already been said many times this week. Look at his legacy. Look at his writings. (His Letter to America announcing his Alzheimer's diagnosis is typical of his optimism [……]Continue reading →
When the toast has burned When the big one finds you The Newsboys - Breakfast In Hell
and all the milk has turned
and Cap'n Crunch is waving farewell
may this song remind you
that they don't serve breakfast in Hell
When the toast has burned
When the big one finds you
The Newsboys - Breakfast In Hell
It's pure fluff, but that song always makes me giggle.
Cosby speaks out
Kudos to Bill Cosby for saying in no uncertain terms what white people can't say without being called everything from a Klansman to a slave owner to a Nazi and what far too many black people won't say.
Cosby was speaking at a Washington gala to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court case which declared that racial segregation in education was unconstitutional.
While no one argues with the intent of the Brown case, it's unseen ramifications are another matter entirely. See these three articles for a better treatment of the subject than [……]
Alas for The Castle
As I write this, the central Kentucky landmark known around here simply as "The Castle" is in flames and the prognosis doesn't look so good.
It has been a fixture on US60 between Lexington and Versailles for years. It was started in 1969 by Lexington home builder Rex Martin after honeymooning in Europe where he and his new bride, Caroline, fell in love with castles. Six years later, however, they divorced and The Castle was never completed.
At that time, not much was known about who owned it and why it was being built. Mystery surrounded it for [……]Continue reading →
Yet another step
Now I've gone and done it. I finished moving all of our stuff from our old farm this weekend. (OK - I still have one more shed to empty out, but...) In doing so I realized that, other than one car, I no longer own anything of significant value. That's mildly disturbing. Of course, I now have a HUGE balance in my savings account representing the equity (and slight profit :-) ) from the sale of our place but liquid assets just don't seem real somehow. I like being able to put my hands on something and know that it's [……]Continue reading →
Busy, busy, busy
Right now we're in the middle of moving to a new location, having numerous horses give birth and working at the Rolex-Kentucky Three Day Event so blogging will be light at best. I try to keep my life very simple and being this busy really drains me. I can't imagine families that go-go-go like this all of the time.